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bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,627
edited June 2017 in The cake stop
Since there appears to be no obvious place for this. It's rare for them to fall out with each other, but that's changed in a big way. Dacre appears a bit rattled.

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was what started it, followed by today's rather rambling comment in which they seek to claim that the Mail and Mail online are somehow separate....

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish ... 9988896721

I've avoided the Mail's own link of course, ignore the fact that's the Scottish mail, it's in the Mail, Scottish Mail and, naturally, Mail online.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 9,709
    Since there appears to be no obvious place for this. It's rare for them to fall out with each other, but that's changed in a big way. Dacre appears a bit rattled.

    DC6ZBO6XYAAmEQO.jpg:large

    was what started it, followed by today's rather rambling comment in which they seek to claim that the Mail and Mail online are somehow separate....

    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish ... 9988896721

    I've avoided the Mail's own link of course, ignore the fact that's the Scottish mail, it's in the Mail, Scottish Mail and, naturally, Mail online.

    apologies if I have missed the whoosh but is that satirical?
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,627
    edited June 2017
    Whose? The Mail one is today's editorial.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    Bloody snowflakes getting offended at cartoons.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    Jesus, they were quite upset weren't they? Thou doth protest too much.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 9,709
    Whose? The Mail one is today's editorial.

    The Mail one just read as one long whine
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,287 Lives Here
    The Poke are enjoying the fact that they are disowning their own website.
  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    Totally different. Must be a coincedence that on the newspapers front page, the URL to Mail Online is printed just underneath "Daily Mail"
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,627
    The very definition of fake news
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 8,915
    Hopkins must be proud - even the Daily Mail doesn't want to be associated with her writings.
    and then the next thing you know
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    I'm a bit slow today, what's the relevance with the cartoon of a van? Is it because it's parked badly?
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,627
    dodgy wrote:
    I'm a bit slow today, what's the relevance with the cartoon of a van? Is it because it's parked badly?

    It's satirising the van used by the Finsbury Park terrorist.

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 16,812
    dodgy wrote:
    I'm a bit slow today, what's the relevance with the cartoon of a van? Is it because it's parked badly?
    It's the van involved in the Finsbury Park Mosque incident.
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  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,962
    I'm left wondering the relevance of the comment piece?

    What does he hope to achieve? His readers are surely on board anyway, so who is he trying to convince?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,514 Lives Here
    dinyull wrote:
    I'm left wondering the relevance of the comment piece?

    What does he hope to achieve? His readers are surely on board anyway, so who is he trying to convince?

    The actual physical paper spends a lot of time making outrageous headlines and then commenting on the reaction the next day, in rather more level headed ways.

    It's really quite odd. It's a lot more self aware than a few glances at twitter and the mail online would suggest.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,627
    They were outraged yesterday at the 'day of rage' prospects.

    And today are laughing at the numbers who turned up. All while the readership nods along
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  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,413
    Do they have different readerships though, the paper and the online? In the local supermarket I use a lot the Mail has the biggest stack of papers for sale, 3 piles of it where as the rest seem to have one each. All the people I've seen buying them are at least over 50, possibly largely retirees really, not the sort you'd expect to get up and look at the internet for their news. I'm sure some of the crusties could go out of their way to find the mail online and see all the celebrity nonsense and convince themselves it's something different to what they read in the actual paper. They aren't likely to be geniuses after all.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,222
    veronese68 wrote:
    The Poke are enjoying the fact that they are disowning their own website.
    They have a "20 favourite twitter responses", one of which is their own*

    *Twitter account may be totally separate from the website
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,287 Lives Here
    veronese68 wrote:
    The Poke are enjoying the fact that they are disowning their own website.
    They have a "20 favourite twitter responses", one of which is their own*

    *Twitter account may be totally separate from the website
    You'd think their own tweets would always make the top 20 then, or do they not think themselves that funny? Very odd behaviour.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 9,709
    maybe I am alone in agreeing they are three separate publications.

    Daily Mail - is doom gloom and fervently anti-EU
    Mail on Sunday - is doom and gloom and pro- EU
    mailonline - is skateboarding girl in bikini being chased by dog
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 8,915
    maybe I am alone in agreeing they are three separate publications.

    Daily Mail - is doom gloom and fervently anti-EU
    Mail on Sunday - is doom and gloom and pro- EU
    mailonline - is skateboarding girl in bikini being chased by dog

    mailonline is that plus the content of the other two.
    and then the next thing you know
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